Healthy Living July: Drive-In, Lawn and Lotus!

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Take a study break in July by checking out one of the events highlighted in Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s DC Events Guide!  This month’s calendar celebrates summer with the drive-in, the Lawn, and the Annual Independence Day Concert at the Mall.  It may be hot out there, but there’s still plenty to see and do in DC!

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Milken Institute SPH Summer Institute!

Summer.pngJoin the Milken Institute School of Public Health for an exciting opportunity to engage in key public health issues in the GW SPH Summer Institute!

From July 29-August 1, the Milken Institute SPH will offer short, graduate-level courses in a flexible format and taught be leading research and global health faculty.  The courses will incorporate experiential and skills-based learning and are perfect for current students and working professionals.

The courses offered will include:

  • Understanding Commercial Determinants of Health taught by Nino Paichadze: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 1 credit hour
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) taught by Paul Ndebele:  Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 1:30 – 5 p.m. 1 credit hour
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Work in progress

29523964221_2e380d722d_oPlease excuse any disruptions as some areas of the library receive new carpeting and furniture.  All work should be completed by July 1.

Thank you!

 

Image citation: Davis, A. (2016) Lego Construction [Online image].  Retrieved from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aaron_davis/29523964221/

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PubMed Links: Find It @ Himmelfarb

Beginning on June 10, PubMed’s full-text links to Himmelfarb Library’s collection have changed:

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  1. Find It @ Himmelfarb links have been upgraded to default to PDF article delivery, if available.
  2. Find It @ Himmelfarb links connect users to full-text articles and to Documents2Go (interlibrary loan and document delivery).
  3. Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links will no longer be available.

Find It @ Himmelfarb links display on each item in PubMed and can be used to access full-text articles. Courtesy of a new integration provided by Himmelfarb’s Browzine implementation, Find It @ Himmelfarb links first check for an available PDF; if a PDF is available, it will be delivered to the user immediately. If a PDF isn’t immediately available, Find It @ Himmelfarb links provides options for full-text access, or the option to request the article via the Documents2Go system in cases where the article isn’t available from Himmelfarb.

Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links have been retired for several reasons. Most importantly, the National Library of Medicine is discontinuing this service later this year. In addition, this linking system is incompatible with Himmelfarb’s new library systems, launched in conjunction with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) last summer, so the collection data which provides these links is increasingly dated.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).

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PubMed Linking: Changes

pubmedlinksChanges are coming soon to the PubMed full-text links to Himmelfarb’s collection.  Beginning on June 10:

  1. Find It @ Himmelfarb links have been upgraded to default to PDF article delivery, if available.  
  2. Find It @ Himmelfarb links will connect users to full-text articles and to Documents2Go (interlibrary loan and document delivery).
  3. Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links will no longer be available.

 

Find It @ Himmelfarb links display on each item in PubMed and can be used to access full-text articles. Courtesy of a new integration provided by Himmelfarb’s Browzine implementation, Find It @ Himmelfarb links will first check for an available PDF; if a PDF is available, it will be delivered to the user immediately. If a PDF isn’t immediately available, Find It @ Himmelfarb links will provide options for full-text access, or have the ability to request the article via the Documents2Go system in cases where the article isn’t available from Himmelfarb.  

 

Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links are being retired for several reasons. Most importantly, the National Library of Medicine is discontinuing this service later this year. In addition, this linking system is incompatible with Himmelfarb’s new library systems, launched in conjunction with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) last summer, so the collection data which provides these links is increasingly dated.

 

You can test the changes to the Find It @ Himmelfarb links now via PubMed. If you’d like to test how linking will display and function beginning on June 10, clear your browser’s history and cookies, then access PubMed via this link.

 

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).

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Healthy Living: Butterflies, Jazz & BBQ

JuneDCHealthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s June calendar of events is out to guide you to events in DC to help you explore, relax, and exercise!  This month’s events include the National Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Pavillion, the Phillips Collections Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days, the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle – and more!  Take a study break and explore DC via the June Events calendar!

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Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

openingdoorsHimmelfarb Library is hosting Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons through June 10.  The exhibit is open during the library’s regular hours and is located on the 1st floor.  You can also participate in the exhibit’s scavenger hunt; a $75 Amazon gift card will be awarded each Friday.
African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.
Opening Doors highlights four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.
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